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Garden City Recreation Department News: September 3, 2010

Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00
Last Week for Amusement Park Tickets

The very popular ticket sale for amusement parks in the tri-state area is winding down. Access to tickets is available until Friday, Sept. 3. Tickets are discounted from the gate price of each park and are an amazing value. Call 465-4075 for information or visit the office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Children’s Tennis Lessons

The Recreation Department will offer tennis lessons to children ages 4 to 18 at the Community Park Tennis Center. The lesson program will start in late September and run through December.

Registration will begin Sept. 10, by mail only. All dates and prices will be listed in an upcoming article or on the website on Sept. 10. Here is a description of the classes offered and the days/times of each level:

 

Garden City’s William Slattery Scores in Sprint for The Feinstein Institute

Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

Congratulations to 17-year-old William Slattery of Garden City, who scored as the second finisher overall in Aug. 14 Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute 5 Kilometer Run.

Slattery, who finished first overall in the 2009 edition of the Run, tried valiantly to stay with ultimate winner Joe Morris of Farmingdale, but held fast to second place. Morris finished in 17 minutes 14 seconds, and Slattery was only 8 seconds behind him in 17:22.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: August 27, 2010

Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00
Children’s Tennis Lessons for the Fall

The Recreation Department will offer tennis lessons to children ages 4 to 18 at the Community Park Tennis Center. The lesson program will start in late September and run through December.

Registration will begin Sept. 10, by mail only. All dates and prices will be listed in an upcoming article or on the website on Sept. 10. Here is a description of the classes offered and the days/times of each level:

Tots Tennis (ages 4 to 5) Tuesday or Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Pee Wee Tennis (ages 5 to 7 years)

The major goal of this program is to introduce young children into the ‘fun and rewarding world’ of tennis. The equipment and size of the playing area are tailored down to a comfortable size for young children. Emphasis is placed on learning basic movement and striking skills. Rackets are provided at this level only. This program is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 3:30 or 4:30 p.m.; Friday at 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.

 

Garden City Coach Honored With Rising Star Award

Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

Garden City Varsity Girls’ Track and Field Coach Erica Fregosi, pictured with Board of Education Trustee Angela Heineman and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen, was named as the NSSF 2010 Rising Star Coach of the Year. Herself an All-State pentathlete and five-year letter winner in indoor and outdoor track while at Massapequa High School, Erica went on to be a three-year letter winner at Lehigh University, and was a Patriot League medalist in the high jump. Erica began coaching in Garden City in 2003 and has led her teams to six conference titles, four county titles, and two state championships. Congratulations to Coach Erica Fregosi for her recent award and her outstanding leadership and tutelage of Garden City’s Varsity Girls’ Track and Field Team.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: August 20, 2010

Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

Children’s Tennis for the Fall, Description and Schedule

The Recreation Department will offer tennis lessons to children ages 4–18 at the Community Park Tennis Center.  The lesson program will start in late September and run through December.  

Registration will begin in early Sept. 10, by mail only. All dates and prices will be listed in an upcoming article or on our website on Sept.10. Here is a description of the classes offered and the Days/Times of each level:

Tots Tennis (ages 4 to 5) Tuesday or Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Pee Wee Tennis (ages 5 to 7 years)

 

Garden City Teens Attend Hofstra Sportscasting Institute

Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00

Garden City residents Cari Costa and Alexander DeMarchena attended Hofstra University Continuing Education’s Teen Sportscasting Institute, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this summer. The Institute offers students the opportunity to learn from well-known sportscasters, including Len Berman and Mike Breen. The program is directed by Ed Ingles, a veteran sportscaster who spent 25 years with WCBS radio and is now a professional-in-residence at Hofstra University’s School of Communication.

 

Open House at Garden City Pool

Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00

Didn’t join the Garden City Pool this year? Here is your chance to get a sample and see what you missed this summer. The pool will be open on Sunday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for all Garden City residents who are not current members. Non-member residents of Garden City must present proof of residency and pay the guest fee of $9 for adults; and $7 for seniors and anyone under 13 years of age. In addition to the use of the facility and access to the ice cream stand, as well as snack bar, the popular movie, The Goonies will be shown at 8 p.m. in the picnic area for all our members, guests and non-resident member guests for no additional fee. The recreation staff will be on hand in the afternoon with handouts and information about our upcoming events and all activities that the Garden City Recreation Department will be offering this fall. Don’t miss this great day at the Garden City Pool and don’t forget us next year.

 

Community Park Golf News: August 6, 2010

Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

‘Glow in the Dark’ Mini Golf Night – Saturday, August 7 at 8 p.m.

Come play in the dark, well almost dark. On Saturday, Aug. 7 the miniature golf course will be on the “darkside” with glow in the dark holes and assorted glow necklaces for the participants. The fee is $4 per person and includes a night of Miniature golf, music, and glow necklaces. For more information, call Steve Espey at Community Park 516-483-2525.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: August 6, 2010

Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00
The Best Secret in Town

Did you know that each of our neighborhood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering first through eighth grades who are residents of the village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own flavor and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.

 

Family Fun Day at the Garden City Pool

Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00

Residents Celebrate Fourth of July

On a beautiful Fourth of July, members and guests enjoyed a great day of games, activities and music for the whole family at the Garden City Pool. The pool staff ran games and activities for all to enjoy, including potato sack races, three-legged races, balloon toss, wheel barrel races, watermelon races and face painting, as well as an adult pie-eating contest. In addition, Blue Angel provided entertaining poolside music.


 

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